FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — All five of the Forsyth County Schools traditional high schools have received recognition in four categories for Advanced Placement Honor Schools.
AP exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP courses are one of several ways Georgia students can access college-level learning at the high school level. Students who receive a 3, 4 or 5 score out of 5 on an AP exam may receive college credit.
The Georgia Department of Education began recognizing AP Honor Schools in 2008.
The categories include:
AP Merit Schools: schools with at least 20 percent of the total student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher; 69 named in 2017
AP STEM Schools: schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science A); 204 named in 2017
AP STEM Achievement Schools: schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40 percent of exam scores on AP math and science exams earning scores of 3 or higher; 128 named in 2017
AP Humanities Schools: schools with students testing in the following AP courses: at least one ELA course, two social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course; 149 named in 2017